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FLAT

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French Equivalent: Flat (Châssis)

Definition:
A loadable platform having no superstructure whatever but having the same length and width as the base of a container and equipped with top and bottom corner fittings.

Context:
This is an alternative term used for certain types of specific purpose containers - namely platform containers and platform-based containers with incomplete structures.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Last updated on Monday, April 28, 2003